Hashim Amla Will Not Playing for Domestic Cricket
The country’s cricket board announced that \Hashim Amla, a veteran batsman, will not play domestic cricket in South Africa again. The former South African cricketer informed the Western Province Cricket Association of his decision.
Amla, 38, was originally named to the 16-man Western Province side that would compete in the new South African domestic structure’s premier division.
“It’s hugely disappointing that Hashim will not be donning the Six-Gun Grill WP colors this season, he would have been a huge asset to the team on and off the field, especially working with the group of talented young batsmen we have at our disposal,” Michael Canterbury, WPCA CEO, said.
“I want to thank Hashim and his representatives for the open interaction over these past couple of weeks. We all know Hashim is one of our greatest ever players in South Africa and we would have loved nothing more than to see him representing WP, but we fully understand his reasoning and wish him luck with whatever comes next for him and his family.”.
Remained active in the first-class circuit
“I want to thank Western Province for their open communication throughout the entire contracting process. I have made this decision based on where I am currently in my career and with a view to my future endeavors. I want to wish the squad all the best for the coming season,” Amla said.
His departure is a further setback for Western Province, whose chosen captain, Vernon Philander, has been named as a specialist bowling consultant for Pakistan’s T20 World Cup team. It’s unclear whether Philander will return to the team following his coaching tenure.